Does teething occur differently for children with CdLS?
Teething can certainly be difficult. There is nothing within the signs or symptoms of the syndrome that would be of a causative nature, predisposing the child to excessive teething problems. The teething process can be only treated symptomatically. Teething rings, anesthetic gels and a lot of TLC can help. If the teeth are not able to come through the gum tissues because of an excessive thickness of the gums, then opening a channel for the teeth to erupt through is very appropriate. Doing this at the same time as the ophthalmologic surgery would be the best way to go. Limiting the number of general anesthetic experiences is wonderful. Making good use of the time in the operating room is very smart.
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